GOP rep: Shooting a result of 'political, rhetorical terrorism'

Virginia shooting: Gunman who fired on Republican lawmakers was a Bernie volunteer who hated Trump

Virginia shooting: Gunman who fired on Republican lawmakers was a Bernie volunteer who hated Trump

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip by a gunman who opened fire at the practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning. "Nobody would have survived, ?it was a killing field? because nobody had weapons to shoot back".

"After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots", said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when shots first rang out.

"I'm about 75 yards from the shooter, but bullets were landing just a couple of feet away from me", Paul said.

On Capitol Hill, police had closed off the plaza in front of the Capitol, but tours were still being conducted for those visiting the House and Senate. "We are great", Davis said.

Sen. Orrin Hatch was in his Capitol office and told of the shooting by his Capitol Police security detail. GOP members were practicing for an annual charity game to benefit the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

Hodgkinson was among those taken to a hospital Wednesday, and President Trump announced that he had died from "his injuries".

The bravery and quick response of U.S. Capitol Police prevented Wednesday's shooting at a Northern Virginia baseball field from becoming a "massacre", congressmen at the center of the terrifying ordeal said. Six people were killed and 13 were injured in the shooting by Jared Loughner, who is serving life in prison.

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The shooting incident took place at a couple of miles from White House. Law-enforcement officials told CNN the attack was a deliberate attack on elected officials.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers.

"Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Steve Scalise, the U.S. Capitol Police, the Congressional staffers present at this morning's practice, and all those affected.

Rodney Davis, who represents the 13th Congressional District in IL, was among the members of Congress practicing at a Virginia baseball field when shots were fired Wednesday, his spokesperson confirmed, but he was not hurt.

Paul also praised the Alexandria Police Department, who responded to the emergency in less than three minutes.

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